Rocky Bear & Elizabeth

Rocky Bear and Bits & Bytes Farm owner - Elizabeth

This Web site was created to tell the stories of the Off-the-Track Thoroughbreds Bits & Bytes Farm has sold. The Mission of Bits & Bytes Farm is to help sellers (of Thoroughbred racehorses for sale) to find buyers who have the ability to transition these horses to new careers. We offer assistance and guidance to make sure the horses we sell are successfully placed. Our Success Stories are proof that Thoroughbred racehorses make great sport horses and family members when their racing careers are over.

When a horse is purchased with the assistance of Bits & Bytes Farm, we require the new owners to stay in touch and provide us with updates. These updates are posted on our Success Stories pages so that the sellers of the horses know that their horses are doing well and have not gone back to racing or been slaughtered. The sellers care about these wonderful Thoroughbreds and they too enjoy reading about their horses' successful new careers. They often call or e-mail to thank us for finding a home for a horse they bred or trained. To learn more about Bits & Bytes Farm and our mission please visit our Web site at: www.BitsandBytesFarm.com.

Bits & Bytes Farm is to help sellers (of Thoroughbred racehorses for sale) to find buyers who have the ability to transition these horses to new careers. We offer assistance and guidance to make sure the horses we sell are successfully placed. Our Success Stories are proof that Thoroughbred racehorses make great sport horses and family members when their racing careers are over.

Be sure to visit our Facebook page, YouTube channel, websites and G+ page to learn more about Bits & Bytes Farm and the Thoroughbreds we have found second careers for. Links are at the top of this page. Enjoy!

Baileysontherocks with his new mom Colbie

Baileysontherocks Still Rocks Eight Years Off-the-Track!

Baileysontherocks has found a wonderful new home! He is now living at a private farm just five miles up the road from me, with a young girl named Colbie. Colbie is just getting into jumping and showing English, and loves his forward, eager personality.
Baileysontherocks came off-the-track in 2004 with the help of Bits & Bytes Farm.

Two’s Company

Two’s Company

Now there have been times when Carrie and I have had discussions and there comes a look in her eye—one more word and I know my life is forfeit—Game had that look . . .

LIght Artillery galloping on the beach

Galloping on the Beach or Riding Like the Wind

Maverick (Light Artillery) and I have been unstoppable over the last year and a half! We have sorted cows, stormed over the hill country terrains, rode the flat ranch lands, and one of our most favorite adventures now is beach riding! We do a lot of high demand up beach riding, but I’d have to say our most meaningful times are spent either bareback under a blanket of stars reins loose over his neck walking a dirt road solo or spent just out in the pasture.

Crowd Catcher shows off her new clothes

Crowd Catcher is a Clothes Horse!

Crowd Catcher is sporting her new wool cooling blanket and having a carrot treat for her great performance under saddle.

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Gold Commander One Loves to Play

. . .a little more than six months later, I’m as happy as ever with him. He’s a very thoughtful, playful, curious and intelligent horse, representing Thoroughbreds very well. He likes to lip ponytails of the girls at the barn; he snatches lead ropes and halters off hooks and tosses them in the air, and; he also likes to drink water out of water bottles – a real ham.

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Crowd Catcher is a Crowd Pleaser

Crowd Catcher is a crowd pleaser – Everyone loves “CC” at the farm and are spoiling her with apples, carrots, and lots of rubs and pets 🙂

Race Horse to Sport Horse Takes Time and Patience

Race Horse to Sport Horse Takes Time and Patience

She has been affectionate right from the beginning–which made it so discouraging when she was such a touchy bold forward racehorse for so long with just the presentation of a saddle and bridle—but the last couple of weeks—she is being that big goofy teddy bear puppy dog everywhere now instead of just the times when tack was not involved. She still can get uncertain…and when she does she tries to boldly bluff her way thru like she knows everything there is to know about what she is doing—but is pretty rare of late.

Great Game Making Gains

Great Game Making Gains

Just got back from my 3rd—count em 3rd ride—and we are still uglyyyyyyyyyy,,,,but we ain’t as ugly as we were yesterday…lol. You know—I got out there and it all just comes back automatically—I don’t have to map out a plan—I remember how to train little—or big greenies—lol–we started working on flexing her poll a bit–giving…

Smart Eddie

Smart Eddie is Dapper Eddie

Eddie is 100% sound and doing great after a foot abscess. He has been very spoiled by his new parents and grandparents. He has a new wardrobe head to tail and his custom fit saddle is on it’s way:) he has a great personality and is super smart.

Allegiant the OTTB

Happy New Year from Allegiant and Amanda

Allegiant and I are doing great. I overheard my trainer talking with someone on the trail say, “I am not a big fan of thoroughbreds, but I do like her mare.”